Salvation Army's iconic kettles now credit ready

FILE - In this July 13, 2009 file photo, Salvation Army Soldier Daniel Aherns collects donations on 5th Ave. at Rockefeller Center in New York. The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles and bell ringers are returning early to New York City's steamy streets to help those hardest hit by the recession. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file) (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

November 25, 2009 6:16:16 AM PST
There could be less jingle in the Salvation's Army's hallmark red kettles this season. The charity is testing kettles that take debit and credit cards.